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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wild Wednesday Sewing Needles

Wild Wednesday Sewing Needles

A constant problem for student dancers is maintaining a pointed foot whenever necessary. It is all too easy to be concentrating on something else and allow the feet to relax at inappropriate times.

To solve this dilemma, imagine the feet as sharp sewing needles, always stretched fully into a sharp point. This is especially important during petit allegro combinations, but it is also useful whenever the foot (or feet) happens to be off the floor.

Remember Ballet Statute #22: “If it is off the floor it points, (or is on the way to becoming pointed).”  In other words, if the foot is off the floor it morphs into a sewing needle.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:
Ballet Secret #7ggg:  
“Imagine the feet working like sewing needles, with a very sharp point.”

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